Lester Frederick Etter

Male28 January 1905–8 January 1984

Brief Life History of Lester Frederick

When Lester Frederick Etter was born on 28 January 1905, in Morris, Stevens, Minnesota, United States, his father, John T Etter, was 42 and his mother, Anna Etter, was 31. He died on 8 January 1984, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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John T Etter
Anna Etter
Lester Frederick Etter
Dorothy Etter

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  • Lester Etter in household of John T Etter, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (3)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 1

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the boundary fence of a village, from Middle High German eter ‘woven boundary fence’.

North German: from Middle Low German etter ‘uncle’ or ‘cousin’.

Swiss German: from Middle High German etter ‘cousin’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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